When Unresolved Trauma Intrudes into Your Tapping Session

An Essential Discussion with Dr. David Feinstein interviewing Dr. Craig Weiner

David Feinstein

Dr. David Feinstein

Dr Craig Weiner

Craig Weiner

DAVID FEINSTEIN, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a pioneer in developing innovative therapeutic approaches, leading to nine national awards for his books on consciousness and healing. His most recent, co-authored with his wife, Donna Eden, is The Energies of Love, which achieved best-seller status on the NY Times Relationship List. David has served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. He was the recipient of the U.S. Book News Best Psychology/Mental Health Book Award of 2007.

In this interview we explore:

  • What are the most important elements that a tapping practitioner needs to consider when working with clients with trauma?
  • How do we define trauma?
  • Why would such a practitioner need real training and education in working with trauma if their practice focuses on say sports excellence or financial coaching?
  • Do most tapping practitioners get sufficient training in working with trauma?
  • How can the increasing research in the neuroscience of trauma empower a practitioner to be more effective with their clients and why is it important?
  • What is unique about the human nervous system that both helps create trauma and helps to release the effects of trauma?
  • What is the role of the body in working with releasing the effects of trauma for a client?
  • Is it possible for the tapping practitioner to be traumatized by what happens in a session with the client?
  • Is it possible to re-traumatize a client? Why don't we hear much about it?
  • When should a practitioner who sees signs of client trauma consider referring out?